HYA for Administrators

Mentoring and coaching is a crucial part of leadership development.

The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development.

John C. Maxwell

Learn from someone who has already faced your challenges

HYA associates have ‘walked in your shoes.’ School administrators benefit from expert level guidance in areas related to operations, law, finance, union negotiations, community relations, board management and of course curriculum and program development. The HYA mentor can also bring additional Associates into the work as needed based on expertise and experience.

An investment in yourself or your school leader will help leverage strengths and build more productive relationships with a variety of people. A coach provides a neutral third party sounding board with personal experience and understanding of the demands of the position. A coach, unlike employees or family members, isn’t a dependent or subordinate, but rather a person capable of giving honest feedback to help the leader achieve their goals and the goals of the organization.

The mentoring relationship is designed with the HYA Associate and the Superintendent/Principal with input from the Board. There is a focus on monitoring progress towards attainment of Board goals and facilitation of the Superintendent’s first year evaluation if desired by the Board.

Leadership development, when done correctly, has a direct impact on organizational and student success.

Guiding Superintendents on Their Leadership Journey

One can’t truly understand the pressures of the superintendency unless they’ve walked in the shoes. Our clients know HYA’s associates have been in the chair.

You're in Good Company

HYA has been trusted by hundreds of districts, across the nation, to help with a variety of needs.

Leadership Development Insights


The leadership development process typically last one full school year. Most mentors stay with the leader for the entirety of their tenure.

Services include coaching and consultation on a variety of superintendent and management responsibilities. Examples include:

  • An immediate sounding board to work through and discuss important decisions and issues
  • A predictable resource for specific issues related to the operations of a district in all departments as needed
  • A neutral third-party
  • Strategies for working collaboratively with the board
  • Building productive relationships with a wider variety of people
  • Problem solving
  • Development of goals
  • Strategies to identify short and long term district needs
  • Self reflection
  • Skill building

HYA is made up of a team of associates who have the executive level knowledge and experience in this intensely political and public position. We understand the unique demands and needs of the position.